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                                Introduction                         3

                                Classroom...
introduction
         So, this is your first time in an “ICN” classroom? Well, don’t worry,
         you’ll soon get the h...
the classroom basics
                             All ICN distance learning classrooms have the same standard
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ICN Basics PDF file

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ICN Basics PDF file

  1. 1. contents Introduction 3 Classroom Basics 4 Standard Equipment 4 Optional Equipment 4 How the Equipment Works 5 Turning it all on 5 Standard Equipment 5 Touchscreen 5 Monitors 6 Cameras 7 Microphones 8 Volume Control 9 Fiber Phone 9 Optional Equipment 10 Computer 10 Fax/Copy Machine 10 Video Tape Recorder 10 Other Equipment 10 Copyright Issues 11 Scheduling an ICN Classroom 11 Teaching over an Interactive Instructional Television System 12-15 Content by Jennifer Townsend Graphic layout by Laura Helle Iowa Distance Learning Database: www.iptv.org/iowa_database/ 2
  2. 2. introduction So, this is your first time in an “ICN” classroom? Well, don’t worry, you’ll soon get the hang of things. First, let’s go through the basic layout, how the equipment operates, and some general principles to help get you started. Then you can practice for a few minutes until you feel comfortable with the controls. If you are a teacher and will be using the system regularly, it would be advisable to attend a short workshop to learn more “tricks of the trade”. There are some ideas contained in this booklet, but they don’t cover everything you need to know to be an effective distance educator. Ask at your community college, Regional Tele- communications Council or AEA about interactive television work- shops. Funding provided by U.S. Dept. of Education Star Schools grant #R203 F50001-99 Iowa Distance Learning Database www.iptv.org/iowa_database/ Iowa Distance Learning Database: www.iptv.org/iowa_database/ 3
  3. 3. the classroom basics All ICN distance learning classrooms have the same standard equipment, and are designed to hold 18-20 students. Information about each operational site can be found on the Iowa Database web site in the clickable map section. Standard Equipment • a touchscreen computer which controls the system and is used for switching between sites and system inputs • three large TV monitors, two at the front and one at the rear of the room • one small output monitor set on the front podium • three cameras - called Teacher, Student and Overhead • lavaliere (open) microphone for presenter • student microphones (touch-to-speak) for audience/students An ICN classroom • fiber phone - usually hung on a front monitor stand, provides a phone connection to all other distance learning classrooms and the technical assistance Operations Center • podium - the front desk. Optional Equipment In addition, classrooms may have other equipment, such as: • videotape player • videodisk player • cassette tape player • satellite or cable input • slide projector • fax/copier machine • additional cameras • computer - with Internet access A typical classroom layout Iowa Distance Learning Database: www.iptv.org/iowa_database/ 4

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